Documentaries

The documentary films of social and environmental injustice that artist Susan Swartz has contributed to including Academy Award winners Born into Brothels and The Cove

Connected

“An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology.” Tiffany Schlain’s vibrant and personal documentary is an exhilarating roller coaster ride that explores what it means to be connected in the 21st century. Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for an exploration of modern life… and our very interconnected future. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. 

Source: http://connectedthefilm.com

Hell and Back Again

Embedded in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of a 25-year-old US Marine Sergeant. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man’s personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where he confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life. Contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, the film lays bare the true cost of war. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature 2012.

Source: http://hellandbackagain.com/

Miss Representation

Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Source: http://www.missrepresentation.org/

Women Art Revolution

This is groundbreaking, multimedia documentary project that excavates the evolution of the feminist art movement in America. Director Lynn Hershmann Leeson was an active participant in this movement and has spent 42 years documenting it. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Selected by MOMA New York as one of 3 best documentaries of 2011.

Source: http://womenartrevolution.com/